Crochet is one of the fastest growing crafts in the UK so it seemed the perfect time to launch this range of jewellery kits which combine my two favourite things – cords and crystals!
So many people are learning to crochet and these designs are simple to make using basic chain and double crochet with Swarovski crystals added in as you go, they are suitable for all abilities.
My original intention was to make designer jewellery to sell and I launched the classic colour range last year but so many people asked for kits and patterns that I’ve added them to my ETSY shop. We took the kits to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Edinburgh last weekend where they seemed to just fly off the shelf so I’ve already booked for next year and will be in Harrogate in November
When you design kits, especially something like crocheting that requires a certain tension, you don’t know if other people can replicate the design but as I taught some workshops I was delighted to find that people could crochet the little stacking bracelet so that it looked exactly like mine!
I’m sure I’ll develop the packaging again but for the Knitting and Stitching Show in Edinburgh these little gift boxes were perfect. The stand was only 2m square so the table had to go down one side but it meant we could stack boxes ready made towards the back of the stand leaving the front area to display the goods, demonstrate and sell!
It’s always interesting to see what sells at a show – the new bright colours inspired by Pantone 2017 spring/summer trend, certainly drew in the customer though for Edinburgh the best sellers were amethyst, denim blue, and purple. It was also fun watching people mixing and matching the colours picking different combinations to suit.
The flat bottomed boxes worked really well